When Oral Testimony Is Considered By Trial Court But Not In Record on Appeal, Evidence Will Be Presumed to Be Sufficient to Support Judgment

In Cockerell v. Cockerell, [Ms. 2070793] (Ala. Civ. App. July 24, 2009), the Court of Civil Appeals affirmed a divorce judgment in part because the husband failed to put a record of the oral testimony in the record.  Because the appellate courts will not presume error, the Court of Civil Appeals found that it was "conclusively presumed that the testimony [was] sufficient to support the error."

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